Heart with Bird and Flowers Haitian Oil Drum Wall Hanging, Handmade Fair Trade from Haiti


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Each piece goes through a series of firing, sanding, pounding, chiseling, cutting and shaping, Haitian artists fashion each beautiful recycled metal sculpture by hand from recycled 55-gallon steel drum.

• Size: approx. 15" wide x 15" high
• Material: Recycled Steel Metal Drum
• Care: Outdoors spray with a clear lacquer to protect color, or let it naturally patina with rust over time
• Artist: Village Artistique de Noailles
• Origin: Haiti
• Packaging: Story Card, Not Gift Boxed Due to Size

Haitian Oil Drum Art
Steel oil drum art from Haiti can be beautiful, whimsical, religious and highly decorative. It's made of recycled material. The Haitian artist begins with a 55 gallon steel oil barrel which they split open and flatten out as a large a sheet of canvas. The artist first sketches out the design with chalk then cuts the steel using only a hammer and a nail. The round sculptures are made from the lid or bottom of a 55 gallon barrel. Each sculpture is signed by the artist. These sculptures are great indoor or out. When used outdoors the finish will begin to rust slowly and naturally. If you want to maintain the original look spray the piece with clear varnish.